Stewart Skulborstad

Stewart Skulborstad

  • Funeral Date: 1/14/17
  • Funeral Time: 11 AM
  • Date of Birth: 5/04/46
  • Date of Death: 12/31/16
  • Funeral Location: River Hills United Methodist Church-Burnsville

Stewart Wayne was born May 4, 1946, in Madison, MN, to Loren and Bess (Perkins) Skulborstad. He grew up in Northfield and graduated from Mankato State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture design. Stewart was united in marriage to Connie Lepper on January 2, 1970, in Pipestone, Minnesota and the couple made their permanent home in Apple Valley. Stewart worked for Environments Inc. in Minnetonka; after retirement, he worked for Astro Plastics in Rosemount.

Stewart’s passions included tinkering, building, collecting pulleys and blow torches from old barns, and he had an extensive collection of Hot Wheels and Red Wing crocks. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing with his Dad, and hunting in South Western Minnesota. As the number of children grew, Stewart designed and built the addition to their home in Apple Valley. He suffered a stroke in 2009, but recovered and later suffered a second stroke which limited some of his mobility. He was then diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia.

Stewart passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016, at Three Links Care Center in Northfield at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife Connie of Apple Valley, two daughters Michelle (Brian) Folkerts of Highlands Ranch, CO and Susie (Sean) Wasmund of Rosemount; two sons Matthew (Stacy) of Lakeville and Scott of Rosemount; and grandsons Stuart, Eddie, and Lorn. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Don.

Funeral services for Stewart will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017, beginning at 11 AM at River Falls United Methodist Church, Burnsville with the Reverend Robert Braudt officiating. Visitation will be Saturday one hour prior to the service in the church.

He was much loved and will be greatly missed


  1. Deanna Dammer Kimbrough/Florida

    Stewart was the best man at my first wedding and Godfather for one of my children. He and Connie were great friends. My sincere condolences to his family. He was a terrific guy.

  2. Yvonne Leick

    Connie, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. Although I did not know him, I remember you’re talking about your family and the good times. Now that so many of us are retired from Vento, I don’t hear about friends and colleagues. If there is a chance to get together with some of the “old group” I would love to join you. Blessings to you.